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1990 MILL Championship game between the Philadelphia Wings and the New England Blazers
The Philadelphia Wings headed into the Centrum Arena in Worcester, Massachusetts to face the Blazers hoping to become the first back to back champions in MILL history.
The Wings were stacked on offense with Scott Gabrielson, Todd Currie, Brad Kotz, and Andy Wilson.
New England also had a potent offense with “Captain” John Fay, Toby Boucher, and Tom Carmean.
Both teams finished the year with 6-2 records. The Blazers had won six straight games heading into this game (winning the league regular season standings on a tie break with the Wings).
Philadelphia got into the championship game with a hard fought, one goal win against the New York Saints the previous week.
The Wings had All-Star Dwight Maetche in goal, while the Blazers started John Yeager in net, later using Dan O’Neill also.
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Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.
An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game 10 years ago. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob had an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.
Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.
In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.
Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).
Mr. Groob also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.
Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.